# 401-1662-10L Introduction to Numerical Methods

Semester | Spring Semester 2021 |

Lecturers | V. C. Gradinaru |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | German |

Abstract | This course gives an introduction to numerical methods, aimed at physics majors. It covers numerical linear algebra, quadrature as well as initial vaule problems. The focus is on the ability to apply the numerical methods. |

Learning objective | Overview on the most important algorithms for the solution of the fundamental numerical problems in Physics and applications; overview on available software for the numerical solutions; ability to solve concrete problems ability to interpret numerical results |

Content | Least squares (linear and non-linear), nonlinear equations, numerical quadrature, initial value problems. |

Lecture notes | Notes, slides and other relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. |

Literature | Relevant materials will be available via the web page of the lecture. |

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite is familiarity with basic calculus (approximation theory and vector calculus: grad, div, curl) and linear algebra (Gauss-elimination, matrix decompositions and algorithms, determinant). Study Center hours: Do 17-20 in HG E 41 Fr 17-20 in HG E 41 |